Threats to Journalists: Rwanda

  • VOA stringer Lucie Umukundwa was forced into hiding and subsequently into exile in August 2006. Within hours of Umukundwa having asked about allegations of harassment of independent journalists at a monthly news conference by Rwandan President Paul Kagame, her brother was severely beaten by unknown assailants. During the attack they made disparaging references to his sister.
  • Detained in Azerbaijan

    “RFE”RL

    Investigative journalist and RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova was arrested and detained on Dec 5, 2014.


    5 months 25 days

    in prison

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